A Family Place

Family Place logo

Berkeley Public Library is a Family Place Library!

What is a Family Place? A space filled with toys, comfy furniture, and a collection of parenting materials on the fourth floor of the Central Library. Magazines about raising your kids and having fun with them. Brochures and handouts on issues from safety to nutrition to your child’s developmental stages to early literacy.

Family Place also includes our Parent-Child Playshops, where families of children ages 0-3 come together to share unstructured play time at our fun learning stations, and hear from community resource professionals on topics such as speech and language development, nutrition, play, music, and child development. Our Parent-Child Playshops are on hiatus during the pandemic to ensure the health and safety of our youngest patrons.

Learn more about Family Place and our Parent-Child Playshops through our interactive online Family Place room. Click on links in the image below for short videos, booklists, and information about Family Place. Until we can meet again for our Playshops, stay tuned for other early childhood programming, including short songs, poems, rhymes, and more on the Bits and Pieces playlist on the Berkeley Public Library Kids YouTube channel.

Family Place Playtime